Originally Posted by Burge
You lost me at this oxymoron. Isn't the point of a 'volunteer' is that you don't have to pay them? I've done a lot of volunteering for a multitude of organizations and I have never gotten paid....
Am I missing something?
You could be!
I think Gordy's talking about uber volunteers.
I do think we need to start thinking about how to make our sport more professional looking. The old adage applies here
"Speed costs money, How fast do you want to go"?
My point is Having some paid positions is not such a bad idea. The pDGA already does it so why shouldn't we follow their example. It would be great if an organization/series could find and RATIONALIZE a decent weekend wage.
Think of it this way
Fri 4 hrs from 1-5 in the afternoon,
This person would be the check in/PP distributor
any and all promotions would be offered by this same person
Sat and Sun 8 hrs each day check cards, spot, run promotions, General support kinda thing.
If we could attach a wage of say $8/hr or $160 for the weekend?
Back to the subject;Club meetings
Here are two suggestions
For the Planners
First have deadline for the next meetings agenda 2 weeks prior to it and then publish it. this allows planners the chance to know they will be on the agenda.
For the idea guy
Have all members sign in to meeting
On that same sheet have anyone with new business note their request for time.
As meeting starts Sec then reads each request. At that point the steward decides based on need and or constraints which requests will be allotted time either at that meeting or tabled till the next. This then becomes the new business section.
By allowing requests and then deciding publicly this would at least give the idea guy the feeling he was being heard. It also would encourage further participation down the road.